Friends and Family 2013 Photography Exhibition Selections

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Exhibitions from the Friends and Family 2013 documentary photography exhibition at the World Affairs Council of Northern California in San Francisco.

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  • 1Artist name: Dov AscoliImage Title: Moment of RemembranceLocation: Size: 20"x24"x1"Description: Each year on the 27th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, Israel observes Holocaust Day. Known as Yom HaShoa, this day commemorates the approximately six million Jews killed by the Nazi regime during World War II. A siren sounds at 10:00 AM for two minutes, during which everyone in Israel stops whatever they are doing to stand at attention. Motorists stop and drivers emerge to pay tribute. How do countries move forward from tragedies? It is different for each country. In Israel, an effort is made to honor the memory of those lost while still moving forward. However, what has the international community learned from this "crime without a name" as Winston Churchill called it? Genocide still occurs to this day.Jury Notes:
  • 2Artist name: Dov AscoliImage Title: Village EldersLocation: Size: 20"x24"x1"Description: Peki’in is one of the oldest villages in Israel. It was first recorded during the Turkish Ottoman tax registries in 1596. It has been consistently populated with Druze and Jewish people. As tradition continues the village elders are highly respected people. This scene would have looked the same 500 years ago except without a cell phone.Jury Notes:
  • Artist name: Netta AscoliImage Title: OuroPretoLocation: OuroPretoSize: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 4Artist name: Netta AscoliImage Title: KnowledgeLocation: British Museum, London Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 5Artist name: Netta AscoliImage Title: Strange ShapesLocation: Brasilia Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 6Artist name: Magdalena FitipaldiImage Title: "En la Ciudad"Location: Guadalajara, Mexico Size: between 16x20 and 30x40.Description: This photograph contrasts the lives of two women. In the background is a happy family, they are from the North, from the US, and had come to Guadalajara so that the child could meet his grandparents. Then we have the women from the South of Mexico from which many migrate to the North in the search of a better future. The lady looks like she is in a rush, but something caused her to slow her step and turn around to look at the boy. Did she leave her children behind in the South? Will she ever see them again? What does she do for a living? What is she caring in the bucket? They probably do not remember this moment, but for an instant their lives of these two women crossed...and the North and the South met in Guadalajara.Jury Notes:
  •  7Artist name: Magdalena FitipaldiImage Title: "Game Time"Location: Kiganda, Uganda Size: between 16x20 and 30x40.Description: When I went to visit a school in Kiganda, Uganda, the students invited us to watch a soccer game they had planned, between the boys and the girls. When we got to the field, something looked different, odd. All of the boys in the team has their hands tied behind their back. When we asked why, they said that they did so to ensure a fair game. The game was fair, and the girls won. Here is the girls team, proud and ready to begin the game.Jury Notes:
  • 8Artist name: Magdalena FitipaldiImage Title: "Justine"Location: Mityana, Uganda Size: between 16x20 and 30x40.Description: In Mytiana, Uganda I found some pretty flowers in a church garden and began to photograph them. All of a sudden I look up and there were four children, hiding behind a wall looking at me and laughing. I looked up and smiled at them. I moved towards them and with my hand motioned them to come closer. They looked at each other... scared? Embarrassed? Surprised? Only one brave soul stepped from behind the wall towards me. I asked what her name was, and she said "Justine." But she was not looking at me, she was looking at the camera. So I asked if she wanted a picture and she nodded with a shy smile. I began to photograph Justine, and before I knew it the other children had come from behind the wall too and were laughing and posing together. After about 20 minutes of this, I decided that it was time to change the dynamics of the photo shoot game. Using the best mime abilities I could master I showed Justine how to use my camera. She then carefully instructed the others, they looked at her intensly.then one by one they took pictures of each other, and the flowers, and me. Justine is a leader, a teacher, a brave young girl. Before saying goodbye I promised her I would send her this picture, and when I returned to the US I did... I wonder now if she received it. Jury Notes:
  • 9Artist name: Magdalena FitipaldiImage Title: "They never forget their cups"Location: Kiganda, Uganda Size: between 16x20 and 30x40.Description: In Kiganda, Uganda, a charismatic Catholic nun opened a school. She worked tirelessly to teach the children of this very illiterate area, but she had one obstacle that prohibited her from doing so effectively: the children would not show up. Why? Because most of them had to walk miles and miles to get to school when they could be helping their parents in the fields. It was just not worth it... until she got a generous donation from the Dominican Nuns of San Rafael and a spectacular idea occurred to her: she began to grow maize to make porridge for the children. Slowly the children began to go to school, they just had to bring a cup and would receive a full meal. In less than 3 years the school went from have 300 students, to over 1,000. When she tells this anecdote the nun laughs and says, "The children may forget their pencils, their books, they may come with their uniform backwards, but they never forget their cup."Jury Notes:
  • 10Artist name: Magdalena FitipaldiImage Title: "Away"Location: Kiganda, Uganda Size: between 16x20 and 30x40.Description: She stood out. From a distance you could see her and she stood out. She was alone, yet everyone noticed her. And suddenly, just as quiet as she came, she left.Jury Notes:
  • 11Artist name: Magdalena FitipaldiImage Title: "Justine´s Flower Garden"Location: Mityana, Uganda Size: between 16x20 and 30x40.Description: These are the flowers that Justine was planting with her friends when I met her. After they got used to me and my camera, they invited me to the back of the Church to show me the flowers that they were tending to. Immediately they picked a few to use as props for the pictures, they would put them in their hand, hold them in from of their faces and smell them. In the beginning they were scared of the camera, but by the time I left there were experienced models, with props, poses and everything.Jury Notes:
  • 12Artist name: Magdalena FitipaldiImage Title: "Morning Ritual"Location: Kiganda, Uganda Size: between 16x20 and 30x40.Description: This was taken at a secondary school in Kiganda, Uganda. Upon entering the rundown campus a sign read. "School motto: The struggle continues." There were about 300 students in this high school, some of the rooms did not have a roof and the floors were dirt and sand. But the rigorous principle rooted her teachings in respect, order, tidiness and manners. Every morning students would quietly line up by grade and by gender, and after listening to the principal´s announcements, they sang the Ugandan national anthem in a perfectly synced and harmonious voice.Jury Notes:
  • 13Artist name: Ira GlickImage Title: Anguish, Cambodia, 2002Location: Size: 20 x 28 ".Description: This image was shot on a gloomy day in the ruins of angkarwat. For this young woman it conveys the uncertainty and fears of a country in transition.Jury Notes:
  • 14Artist name: Ira GlickImage Title: Argentinian Tango, Buenos Aires, 1996Location: Size: 20 x 28 ".Description: This image was taken in a nightclub late one evening after a lecture i gave. Tango is the "national dance," and the photo conveys some of the eroticism, mystery and even fear involved in relationships wherever they may be.Jury Notes:
  • 15Artist name: Ira GlickImage Title: Deep Devotion, Cathedral, St Petersburg, Russia, 2012Location: Size: 20 x 28 ".Description: As the world's political and geographical landscape rapidly shifts, often violently, one's spiritual connection and place of worship is often a source of comfort and security.Jury Notes:
  • 16Artist name: Ira GlickImage Title: Family Affairs, Dehli, India, 2004Location: Size: 20 x 28 ".Description: This image captures a part of the emerging new class of families (here India) and what they are doing. It was taken in an art museum and conveys the families proud interest and maybe hopes-as well as the little boys detachment.Jury Notes:
  • 17Artist name: Ira GlickImage Title: No Escape, Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany, 2011Location: Size: 20 x 28 ".Description: This image was taken in the last room of the Jewish museum in Berlin It partially captures the desperate feeling that people around the world experience when their lives are about to be extinguished when persecuted, or tortured. There is "no way out, no escape."Jury Notes:
  • 18Artist name: Ira GlickImage Title: On the MoveLocation: Size: 19" x 22"Description: This image captures one aspect of the hopes of the children in villages in Africa.Jury Notes:
  • 19Artist name: Ira GlickImage Title: Behind the Green DoorLocation: Size: 19" x 22"Description: This is a view of a newly reconstructed dorm apartment for male workers who have come from their villages to the cities.Jury Notes:
  • 20Artist name: Ira GlickImage Title: Laundry Day - IndiaLocation: Size: 20" x 24"Description: People in India are extrodinarily resourceful in accomplisng the tasks of everyday living. This is an "outdoor laundry" with washing and drying "facilities".Jury Notes:
  • 21Artist name: Ira GlickImage Title: The Irony of the New South AfricaLocation: Size: 24" x 31"Description: This image captures a newly-restored neighborhood with a visiter wearing a Bob Marley t-shirt.Jury Notes:
  • 22Artist name: Martha HertelendyImage Title: Arirang Mass GamesLocation: Pyongyang, North Korea Size: 17” X 20”.Description: About 50,000 people participate in this spectacular festival. About half hold cards that change with speed and precision that form the background for the gymnasts and dancers who perform with unison.Jury Notes:
  • 23Artist name: Martha HertelendyImage Title: Friends in LibyaLocation: Tripoli, Libya Size: 17” X 20”.Description: Friendly youth before the fall of Kadafi. When I told them I was from America, they said “Welcome, my sister”. Posters of Kadafi were everywhere, as was the color green for hope.Jury Notes:
  • 24Artist name: Martha HertelendyImage Title: Joy at any ageLocation: Pyongyang, North Korea Size: 17” X 20”.Description: People of all ages flock to the parks for picnics and barbeques to celebrate May Day.There was a merry-go-round inside the park that had long lines. Others sing and dance at the picnic sites. Jury Notes:
  • 25Artist name: Martha HertelendyImage Title: NipponLocation: Mt. Fuji, Japan Size: 17” X 20”.Description: Nippon means the sun’s origin but Japan was traditionally known as the Land of the Rising Sun. It is most apt for tourists and locals to climb to the summit of Mt. Fuji to watch the rising of the sun. The steep trail is open only three months per year and people inch up like ants. There are huts along the way where one can spend the night.Jury Notes:
  • 26Artist name: Martha HertelendyImage Title: Pisac Psychic readerLocation: Cuzco, Peru Size: 17” X 20”.Description: Spiritual openess: The psychic tossed the coca leaves on her table and then read the present and future from the leaves. She did so while holding her child. On one wall she had a picture of Jesus and above her table, she had a photo of the Indian Guru Sai Baba. Guinea pigs, the favorite protein of choice for locals, scurried under her table.Jury Notes:
  • 27Artist name: Martha HertelendyImage Title: ShantiLocation: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Size: 17” X 20”.Description: Joy and Sorrow: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. July 2008. A rare, spectacular funeral for the late head of the Ubud Royal Family, TjokordaGdeAgungSuyasa, his nephew TjokordaGedeRaka, aunt DesakRaka and 68 members of the community. There were over 6,000 pall bearers taking turns. The bodies are placed inside the bulls and their ashes taken to the sea after purification ceremonies. The whole town plus surrounding villages participated in the ceremonies and festivities.Jury Notes:
  • 28Artist name: Martha HertelendyImage Title: Smoke instead of dustLocation: Myanmar countryside, near YangoonSize: 17” X 20”.Description: Smoking to ease their harsh, difficult lives. These ladies worked in the fields and were taking a break.Jury Notes:
  • 29Artist name: Joshua LeaseImage Title: BagpipesLocation: Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 30Artist name: Joshua LeaseImage Title: El MuertoLocation: Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 31Artist name: Joshua LeaseImage Title: Kaolack MangrovesLocation: Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 32Artist name: Joshua LeaseImage Title: KeurSanou ChiefLocation: Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 33Artist name: Joshua LeaseImage Title: Protest Mexico DFLocation: Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 34Artist name: Joshua LeaseImage Title: SaamNjaay BoysLocation: Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 35Artist name: Joshua LeaseImage Title: Senegal ChildrenLocation: Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 36Artist name: Jerome NelsonImage Title: TwavayFoLocation: Kalinago Territory, Dominica Size: 16 x 20Description: Mac was well into his sixties when this was taken, yet carrying this heap of plantains was no problem for him. Most would cut off parts and carry them separately, but he decided to take the whole bundle. Hard work indeed.Jury Notes:
  • 37Artist name: Jerome NelsonImage Title: Traditional BathLocation: Kalinago Territory, Dominica Size: 16 x 20Description: Uma was often given a bath like this in the yard. You will see several local bush leaves in the bath, these are intentional to assist with keeping bad spirits away. This photo depicts a lot for the area - child taking traditional bath, coconuts used to sell for livelihood, and warm Dominica sun.Jury Notes:
  • 38Artist name: Jerome NelsonImage Title: Dagoba and CowLocation: Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. Size: 16 x 20Description: Cows roam free around the grounds of a dagoba near Gal Viharaya temple in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.Jury Notes:
  • 39Artist name: Jerome NelsonImage Title: Street CookLocation: Chennai, India Size: 16 x 20Description: A cook prepares street food for the rush hour and evening customers in the popular T. Nagar shopping district.Jury Notes:
  • 40Artist name: Jerome NelsonImage Title: Old BoysLocation: Kalinago Territory, Dominica Size: 16 x 20Description: Returning from Sunday church service, Barrie, Beto, and Dr. Green stop for a photo.Jury Notes:
  • 41Artist name: Jerome NelsonImage Title: Morning PrayerLocation: Kalinago Territory, Dominica Size: 16 x 20Description: Students from the Salybia Primary School complete their morning prayer, as they do every school day.Jury Notes:
  • 42Artist name: Jerome NelsonImage Title: GrandpaLocation: Kalinago Territory, Dominica Size: 16 x 20Description: During a long wait at a village bus stop for a ride to town, I was able to witness this moment between a grandpa and grandson. As we all took refuge from the hot afternoon sun, I snapped this shot right when the little boy was looking up at his grandpa. It was nice to see Mr. Frederick out and about, as walking for him was rather difficult after a fall had rendered him partially disabled years back. On this day he was out enjoying the good weather and the nice company of his grandson.Jury Notes:
  • 43Artist name: Sawako SonoyamaImage Title: El Sistema Venezuelan OrchestraLocation: Caracas, Venezuela Size: Description: El Sistema is a tested model of how a music program can both create great musicians and dramatically change the life trajectory of hundreds of thousands of a nation’s neediest kids. With his new violin, this boy will stay off the streets and learn to read, play and appreciate music with his peers.Jury Notes:
  • 44Artist name: Sawako SonoyamaImage Title: Roofless in ChileLocation: Concepion, Chile Size: Description: On February 27, 2010 at 03:34 local time, a tremendous earthquake occurred off the coast of Chile, rating a magnitude of 8.8 on the Richter scale and lasting 90 seconds. The earthquake caused a blackout that affected 93 percent of the country's population, lasting several days in some locations. President Michelle Bachelet declared a "state of catastrophe" and sent military troops to take control of the most affected areas. By May 15, the death toll was 521 victims.Jury Notes:
  • 45Artist name: Sawako SonoyamaImage Title: HandicraftsLocation: Chiang Rai, Thailand Size: Description: The Mae FahLuang Foundation is implementing a 30-year year sustainable livelihoods program in the former drug cultivating regions of Northern Thailand. The Foundation provides the people in the project area with education, proper infrastructure, and legitimate ways to earn their living, such as creating Hand-woven textiles. The thread that is spun by this woman will be used to create thick hand-woven cotton that is interwoven with reed, elephant grass, hemp fibres and jute. The final product is more intricate, unique, and specialized than any machine-woven product.Jury Notes:
  • 46Artist name: Sawako SonoyamaImage Title: Tucked away in NanLocation: Nan, Thailand Size: Description: Nan is a small village in Northern.Jury Notes:
  • 47Artist name: Sawako SonoyamaImage Title: Experienced and Aspiring Dancers in Chiang MaiLocation: Chiang Mai, Thailand Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 48Artist name: Sawako SonoyamaImage Title: Girls in TigrayLocation: Tigray, Ethiopia Size: Description: During a training program to teach health extension workers in Ethiopia on family planning methods, two girls come by.Jury Notes:
  • 49Artist name: Sawako SonoyamaImage Title: Addis AbabaLocation: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 50Artist name: Carla ThorsonImage Title: Goatherder in KyzylkumLocation: Kyzylkum desert near Bukhara, Uzbekistan Size: 16 x 20Description: In the Kyzylkum desert of Uzbekistan, we stopped by the side of the road for a “nature stop,” as there are no reasonable rest areas along the one road that crosses the desert and, quite frankly, very few tourists. A curious shepherd came over on his donkey to talk to us. Most of the nomadic tribes in this region of Central Asia use donkeys now rather than camels as they are easier and less expensive beasts of burden. With the help of his dog (not captured in the photo), he was grazing a herd of 500 Persian goats belonging to the families in a nearby village.Jury Notes:
  • 51Artist name: Carla ThorsonImage Title: Vegetables in HavanaLocation: Havana Cuba Size: 20 x 16Description: Markets in downtown Havana are pretty much nonexistent, so fresh produce is available from sellers like this one who bring carts full of fruits, vegetables, as well as other baked goods.Jury Notes:
  • 52Artist name: Carla ThorsonImage Title: Hero of the Soviet UnionLocation: Shakhrisabze, Uzbekistan Size: 16 x 20Description: In her mid 70s now, she had been awarded the medal of “Hero of the Soviet Union,” as a young woman for having 14 children and making a great contribution to the productivity of the state. She lives today in a village near Shakhrisabze Uzbekistan and is wearing the hand dyed cotton dress of this region. Her family weave traditional kilim rugs and fabric and teach these traditions to the local girls in the village. Uzbek women spin their own cotton and use natural dyes, and this traditional weaving is passed down through the generations.Jury Notes:
  • 53Artist name: Carla ThorsonImage Title: Playing BallLocation: Khiva Uzbekistan Size: 18 x 20Description: These two girls were having great fun, tossing a soccer ball high in the air in the early evening as the sun was setting and the temperatures were beginning to cool down in Western Uzbekistan. The children spend their evenings playing outside in this old walled city in the desert as electricity, water, and other forms of entertainment are scarce here.Jury Notes:
  • 54Artist name: Carla ThorsonImage Title: Caballeros with CigarsLocation: Trinidad, Cuba Size: 16 x 20Description: Enjoying the afternoon in Trinidad, an old French colonial town on the Caribbean coast, these two gentlemen were both enjoying their smoke and also happy to share their handmade cigars with us. There is not that much to do in Trinidad now that most of the sugar plantations are gone.Jury Notes:
  • 55Artist name: Carla ThorsonImage Title: Brides in SamarkandLocation: Samarkand, Uzbekistan Size: 16x20Description: When girls marry in Uzbekistan, they have a dowry of 40 dresses handmade by their families. For each of the 40 days following the wedding, they dress up and go out around town, usually accompanied by their husband. These two women were visiting the mausoleums of Tamerlane’s wives and the elite cemetery in Samarkand. Tourists themselves and without their husbands, surprisingly.Jury Notes:
  • 56Artist name: Carla ThorsonImage Title: Bread StampsLocation: Bukhara, Uzbekistan Size: 16x20Description: In all of the regions of Uzbekistan, flat bread is made with these stamps used to decorate the bread. Wood stamps with nails create these distinctive patterns. This elderly gentleman, in traditional dress, in Bukhara was suffering from clear signs of Parkinson’s disease so his hands were shaking and his speech was halting as he offered his stamps for sale.Jury Notes:
  • 57Artist name: William TresederImage Title: Baby GirlLocation: Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 58Artist name: William TresederImage Title: Crazy EyesLocation: Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 59Artist name: William TresederImage Title: Girl in a CornerLocation: Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 60Artist name: William TresederImage Title: GirlsLocation: Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 61Artist name: William TresederImage Title: GirlsLocation: Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 62Artist name: William TresederImage Title: UntitledLocation: Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 63Artist name: William TresederImage Title: UntitledLocation: Size: Description: Jury Notes:
  • 64Artist name: Emilie Robert WongImage Title: The Beauty of NatureLocation: Kauai Size: 16x20Description: I took these four photos within the space of fifteen minutes on the island of Kauai. I was with a group of student scientists, and we had spent a week analyzing different aspects of the Hawaiian ecosystem. However, during my short walk from the forest to the sea, I abandoned all my careful calculations and just breathed in the beauty of nature. In this tranquil state of mind, I reached the beach with a vision which expanded to include the immensity of the ocean just in time to see a sea turtle's head break the water's surface.Jury Notes:
  • 65Artist name: Emilie Robert WongImage Title: The Beauty of NatureLocation: Kauai Size: 16x20Description: I took these four photos within the space of fifteen minutes on the island of Kauai. I was with a group of student scientists, and we had spent a week analyzing different aspects of the Hawaiian ecosystem. However, during my short walk from the forest to the sea, I abandoned all my careful calculations and just breathed in the beauty of nature. In this tranquil state of mind, I reached the beach with a vision which expanded to include the immensity of the ocean just in time to see a sea turtle's head break the water's surface.Jury Notes:
  • 66Artist name: Emilie Robert WongImage Title: The Beauty of NatureLocation: Kauai Size: 16x20Description: I took these four photos within the space of fifteen minutes on the island of Kauai. I was with a group of student scientists, and we had spent a week analyzing different aspects of the Hawaiian ecosystem. However, during my short walk from the forest to the sea, I abandoned all my careful calculations and just breathed in the beauty of nature. In this tranquil state of mind, I reached the beach with a vision which expanded to include the immensity of the ocean just in time to see a sea turtle's head break the water's surface.Jury Notes:
  • 67Artist name: Emilie Robert WongImage Title: The Beauty of NatureLocation: Kauai Size: 16x20Description: I took these four photos within the space of fifteen minutes on the island of Kauai. I was with a group of student scientists, and we had spent a week analyzing different aspects of the Hawaiian ecosystem. However, during my short walk from the forest to the sea, I abandoned all my careful calculations and just breathed in the beauty of nature. In this tranquil state of mind, I reached the beach with a vision which expanded to include the immensity of the ocean just in time to see a sea turtle's head break the water's surface.Jury Notes:
  •  68Artist name: Emilie Robert WongImage Title: The Children of Villa El SalvadorLocation: Villa El Salvador, Lima, Peru Size: 16x20Description: Mobbed by a solid mass of tiny bodies, I feel mucus covering my face from many small runny noses pressing against me, two times that number of grubby hands clutching at me, and hear a babble of almost incomprehensible voices screaming: Mai-eh-stra, Ehmeelee, Ehmeelee, no mehollveedehs...and I am loving it! These are photos of my students at Villa El Salvador, a "pueblo joven" (shantytown) self-organized by migrant workers that ended up a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. From nothing, they created a community with universal healthcare and education - an inspiration to us all.Jury Notes:
  • 69Artist name: Emilie Robert WongImage Title: The Children of Villa El SalvadorLocation: Villa El Salvador, Lima, Peru Size: 16x20Description: Mobbed by a solid mass of tiny bodies, I feel mucus covering my face from many small runny noses pressing against me, two times that number of grubby hands clutching at me, and hear a babble of almost incomprehensible voices screaming: Mai-eh-stra, Ehmeelee, Ehmeelee, no mehollveedehs...and I am loving it! These are photos of my students at Villa El Salvador, a "pueblo joven" (shantytown) self-organized by migrant workers that ended up a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. From nothing, they created a community with universal healthcare and education - an inspiration to us all.Jury Notes:
  • 70Artist name: Emilie Robert WongImage Title: The Children of Villa El SalvadorLocation: Villa El Salvador, Lima, Peru Size: 16x20Description: Mobbed by a solid mass of tiny bodies, I feel mucus covering my face from many small runny noses pressing against me, two times that number of grubby hands clutching at me, and hear a babble of almost incomprehensible voices screaming: Mai-eh-stra, Ehmeelee, Ehmeelee, no mehollveedehs...and I am loving it! These are photos of my students at Villa El Salvador, a "pueblo joven" (shantytown) self-organized by migrant workers that ended up a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. From nothing, they created a community with universal healthcare and education - an inspiration to us all.Jury Notes:
  • 71Artist name: Marc Robert WongImage Title: Reflections on Angel IslandLocation: Angel Island Immigration Station Size: 16x20Description: Mrs. Wong (96 years old) reflecting on the poetry carved into the walls of Angel Island Immigration Station and into the hearts of those who were detained there. Due to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the only US legislation enacted against the immigration of a specific nationality, Mrs. Wong's husband was detained at Angel Island when he was just 16 years old, almost the same age as I am. Technology has opened the floodgates of the free flow of information, but immigration -- the movement of people across national borders -- remains a global issue freighted with heavy consequences.Jury Notes:
  • 72Artist name: Marc Robert WongImage Title: One-of-a-Kind, But Not the Last of Their KindLocation: Galapagos Islands Size: 16x20Description: I was lucky enough to explore the Galapagos Islands with my family. It was like going back to Darwin's time. The animals are unique to that part of the world and cannot be seen anywhere else. They are not afraid of humans because they are in a protected environment. We were very careful to preserve the islands and not leave behind any food or trash. The egg the blue-footed boobie is guarding and the baby bird getting fed by its parents remind me that we need to preserve the Galapagos Islands and the unique creatures that inhabit them for future generations.Jury Notes:
  • 73Artist name: Marc Robert WongImage Title: One-of-a-Kind, But Not the Last of Their KindLocation: Galapagos Islands Size: 16x20Description: I was lucky enough to explore the Galapagos Islands with my family. It was like going back to Darwin's time. The animals are unique to that part of the world and cannot be seen anywhere else. They are not afraid of humans because they are in a protected environment. We were very careful to preserve the islands and not leave behind any food or trash. The egg the blue-footed boobie is guarding and the baby bird getting fed by its parents remind me that we need to preserve the Galapagos Islands and the unique creatures that inhabit them for future generations.Jury Notes:
  • 74Artist name: Marc Robert WongImage Title: One-of-a-Kind, But Not the Last of Their KindLocation: Galapagos Islands Size: 16x20Description: I was lucky enough to explore the Galapagos Islands with my family. It was like going back to Darwin's time. The animals are unique to that part of the world and cannot be seen anywhere else. They are not afraid of humans because they are in a protected environment. We were very careful to preserve the islands and not leave behind any food or trash. The egg the blue-footed boobie is guarding and the baby bird getting fed by its parents remind me that we need to preserve the Galapagos Islands and the unique creatures that inhabit them for future generations.Jury Notes:
  • 75Artist name: Marc Robert WongImage Title: One-of-a-Kind, But Not the Last of Their KindLocation: Galapagos Islands Size: 16x20Description: I was lucky enough to explore the Galapagos Islands with my family. It was like going back to Darwin's time. The animals are unique to that part of the world and cannot be seen anywhere else. They are not afraid of humans because they are in a protected environment. We were very careful to preserve the islands and not leave behind any food or trash. The egg the blue-footed boobie is guarding and the baby bird getting fed by its parents remind me that we need to preserve the Galapagos Islands and the unique creatures that inhabit them for future generations.Jury Notes:
  • 76Artist name: Marc Robert WongImage Title: One-of-a-Kind, But Not the Last of Their KindLocation: Galapagos Islands Size: 16x20Description: I was lucky enough to explore the Galapagos Islands with my family. It was like going back to Darwin's time. The animals are unique to that part of the world and cannot be seen anywhere else. They are not afraid of humans because they are in a protected environment. We were very careful to preserve the islands and not leave behind any food or trash. The egg the blue-footed boobie is guarding and the baby bird getting fed by its parents remind me that we need to preserve the Galapagos Islands and the unique creatures that inhabit them for future generations.Jury Notes:
  • 77Artist name: Qiana WylieImage Title: Ancient GraffitiLocation: Colosseum--Rome, Italy Size: 16x20Description: Graffiti is not just a modern occurrence. International tourists have been chipping away at the walls of the Colosseum since it's early days in the first century. On this section, layers upon layers of names, places, and years are visible.Jury Notes:
  • 78Artist name: Qiana WylieImage Title: Camel StepsLocation: Morocco Size: 16x20Description: While camels may no longer be a main mode of transportation for the Berber people living near the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the desert is still covered with the footprints of these unique animals.Jury Notes:
  • 79Artist name: Qiana WylieImage Title: Irish GraceLocation: Ross Castle--Killarney, Ireland Size: 16x20Description: Conservation efforts in Killarney National Park have grown exponentially since it became a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1981. 141 bird species have been recorded in the park, including the Mute Swan pictured here. It is home to Ireland's only native herd of Red Deer and has the most extensive covering of native forest remaining in the country.Jury Notes:
  • 80Artist name: Qiana WylieImage Title: Kasbah Ait Ben HaddouLocation: Morocco Size: 16x20Description: The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou is a popular site in Morocco for movie sets. Locals are often used as extras in Western films such as Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Prince of Persia, Lawrence of Arabia, and The Mummy. The city has been a UNESCO World heritage site since 1987.Jury Notes:
  • 81Artist name: Qiana WylieImage Title: Roadside JewelryLocation: Morocco Size: 16x20Description: Moroccan vendors are scattered throughout the Ouarzazate province and are a common stop for tour groups. Tour leaders purposely stop at the booths of friends and relatives in order to bring them business from [often] oblivious tourists.Jury Notes:
  • 82Artist name: Qiana WylieImage Title: The Mystery of the Red HelicopterLocation: Morocco Size: 16x20Description: Locals look on as a helicopter takes off from the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.Jury Notes:
  • 83Artist name: Qiana WylieImage Title: VesuviusLocation: Pompeii, Italy Size: Description: The ruins of Pompeii at dusk against a backdrop of the erupted volcano Mt. Vesuvius.Jury Notes:
  • 84Artist name: Britt AlmImage Title: Highlands GirlLocation: Western Tibetan PlateauSize: Description:Jury Notes:
  • 85Artist name: Britt AlmImage Title: Khampa WomanLocation: Lhasa, TibetSize: Description:Jury Notes:
  • 86Artist name: Britt AlmImage Title:Ladakhi Women DanceLocation: Ladakh, IndiaSize: Description:Jury Notes:
  • 87Artist name: Britt AlmImage Title: Nomad Family in the CityLocation: Western Tibetan PlateauSize: Description:Jury Notes:
  • 88Artist name: Britt AlmImage Title:Pastoralist SiblingsLocation: Western Tibetan PlateauSize: Description:Jury Notes:
  • 89Artist name: Britt AlmImage Title:UntitledLocation:Size: Description:Jury Notes:
  • 90Artist name: Britt AlmImage Title:Shepard GirlLocation: Guge, TibetSize: Description:Jury Notes:
  • 91Artist name: Britt AlmImage Title:Tibetan Beauty RitualsLocation: Lhasa, TibetSize: Description:Jury Notes:
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